What’s on for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, room EW1.10, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 3pm. An afternoon of traditional Iranian music. An educational experience of traditional Iranian music and musical instruments.

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, St. Helens Parade, PO4 0RN. 1pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, sequence, Latin American and line dancing with Steve Kingsley. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information. Admission £4.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on Asda car park. 7.45-10.15 pm. W.A.C.A. sequence dance club. New members and visitors welcome, tuition included. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10am-midday. Circle of Friends arts and crafts group. Admission £3. Contact (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Stamshaw Community Centre, 69 Wilson Road. 10.15am-11.45am. Stamshaw kurlers.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship, activities and speakers. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the

venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road, PO1 3HJ. 10am-5pm. David Sinclair - Jazz Photographs. A range of intimate pictures of some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. Admission free. Contact (023) 9287 0880 or visit artandsoultraders.com for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2 DJ. 7pm. If Tree Falls (PG). An exploration of the inner workings of the Earth Liberation Front, a revolutionary movement devoted to crippling facilities involved in deforestation, Duration: 85 mins. Tickets £6 or three films for £10. Contact 07528 808400 or visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Django Django. Electric live performance from a band who have played across the festival circuit including Glastonbury and Fuji Rock. Tickets from £16.50. For bookings visit bhlivetickets.co.uk/Online or call 0844 576 3000.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. The Rehearsal.The Count is planning an evening of amateur dramatics but it soon becomes clear that there will be as much passion and intrigue off stage as on. Tickets: £25-£30, 16-25s £8.50.

HILSEA: The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 7.30pm. Steaming. One Off Productions presents a bawdy comedy by Nell Dunn, set in a women’s sauna. The play contains strong language and some nudity. Contact davidlippiett@hotmail.com or (023) 9259 7877.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 10.30am & 1pm. Pirate Paul. Pirate Paul and his companion Captain Cowardly Custard go on an adventure across the sea to do battle with four of the most deadly pirates the world has ever seen. Tickets £7.50, concessions £5.50, schools £5. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. Non allocated seating is available or bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm and 3pm matinee. Greenday’s American Idiot. A Broadway musical. Tickets £14.50-£16.50. Visit speakeasysoton.co.uk or contact (023) 8071 0648.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins pond/Milton foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle, Church Road, PO16 9QW. 2pm. Portchester Castle walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3DE. 6pm. First Light: The cosmic microwave background. Professor of Cosmology at the University of Portsmouth, Professor Crittenden, will discuss what we have learnt from this cosmic light since its discovery 50 years ago, and what secrets about our universe it might yet reveal. Admission free, reserve a place at robcrittenden.eventbrite.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

Canoe lake/Southsea seafront walk.

Walk through the rose garden and rock garden, suitable for buggies and

wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

WATERLOOVILLE: Meet at Milton Road recreation ground. 10.40am. CHA Walking Club. Flat circular walk in the Waterlooville/Cowplain area. Five-six miles. Contact (023) 9225 4289 for more details.